Capitalism is a fine system for generating wealth, but it’s not one that automatically distributes it well. We once compensated for that with extended families, religious communities, government safety nets, pensions, and so forth. Not so much anymore. I read this
There have long been adventurers and explorers: La Salle, Earhart, Shackleton, Costeau, Hillary, Fossey. They have introduced us to new worlds, new feats, and new dangers. Today, it's no longer satisfying to read about such exploits, people feel the need to
"Scared Straight" was a famous 1978 documentary in which a group of "juvenile delinquents" (au courant at the time) met with prison inmates to be scared into leading better lives through the threat of what might await them in prison.
Here’s a thought for Mother’s Day: What good are fleets and armies if we can’t keep our children safe in their schools? How is it we can go about our daily business as if children being shot in classrooms is simply another
I've been attending the theater since I was 17 and received a free ticket from a teacher who believed I needed some culture! I've always thought the theater had clear roles: escapism (Little Shop of Horrors); and social and political
We attended church in Siracusa yesterday in the Temple of Minerva, a beautiful ancient Roman structure (based on the older, Greek, Athena) that is now a Catholic Cathedral. In Istanbul we visited the Hagia Sophia, now a museum, which was
Tesla is a goner in its present state. A year from now it will belong to someone else. I've said this from the outset: Elon Musk has been using government subsidies and other people's money, has lied about the car's
Is Joe Biden a senseless dolt who inappropriately touches women and invades their space? Is he from some other generation or distant point in the cosmos where he's failed to adjust his demeanor to the times (he's three years older